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Why Songs Matter: The Soul of a Song

Julian Fleisher with Shakina Nayfack, Melissa Haizlip, Martha Plimpton, Terry Radigan and Lance Horne

Dec 2, 2020

Join singer, songwriter and producer Julian Fleisher as he explores the role of songs in our lives with an exciting and eclectic group of guests and friends, including four-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash, Middle Collegiate Church's Reverend Jacqui Lewis, three-time Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and activist Martha Plimpton and others. For Fleisher, every song has a soul, a story and a spirit. In this new three-part series, Fleisher—joined by a trio of guests and pianist each week—examines songs focusing on one of these elements, with live performance examples and playlists from popular music, musical theater and more. From the songs that capture a moment in time to the ones we fall in love to and the ones that heal our hearts to those that fuel our protests and our prayers, you'll come away with a deepened understanding of what makes songs resonate. And why they matter.

Julian Fleisher

Julian Fleisher is a composer, singer, writer, producer and performer living in New York …

Shakina Nayfack

Originally from Southern California, Shakina enjoys an eclectic career as a performer, director, writer, producer, and social activist …

Melissa Haizlip

Melissa Haizlip is an award-winning filmmaker born in Boston, and raised in the US Virgin Islands, New York and Connecticut …

Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton is a United States Citizen, an Emmy- and Tony-nominated actress, a singer and sometimes writer based in New York …

Terry Radigan

Grammy nominated songwriter Terry Radigan mixes her gritty Brooklyn girl sensibility with a deep respect for classic American roots, country and soul …

Lance Horne

Lance Horne is an Emmy award-winning composer, pianist, singer, and music director who has arranged for/performed with Alan Cumming …

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